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    Charity Helps Credit Card Users Redirect Rewards to the Needy

    Let’s give Charity Charge founder Stephen Garten some credit … for thinking outside the box. His social venture is helping consumers donate credit reward points to nonprofit organizations. After learning that a whopping 31 percent of consumers have never redeemed their credit card rewards, Garten developed a way to direct the $16 billion a year in unused reward points to places where they could do some good. I love social enterprise and clever solutions to real problems, and this is a reminder that there are dynamic people with creative ideas that benefit others.

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